Aggravation

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Aggravation->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ aggravation
aggravation
heightening
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ exacerbation
exacerbation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ exasperation
exasperation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ overestimation
overestimation
&c. 482
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ exaggeration
exaggeration
&c. 549
PARAG:Aggravation->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ aggravate
aggravate
render worse
heighten
embitter
sour
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ exacerbate
exacerbate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ exasperate
exasperate
envenom
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ enrage
enrage
provoke
tease
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ add fuel to the fire
add fuel to the fire
add fuel to the flame
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ fan the flame
fan the flame
&c.(excite) 824
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ go from bad to worse
go from bad to worse
&c.(deteriorate) 659
PARAG:Aggravation->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ aggravated
aggravated
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ worse
worse
unrelieved
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ aggravable
aggravable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ aggravating
aggravating
&c.->V.
PARAG:Aggravation->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ out of the frying pan into the fire
out of the frying pan into the fire
from bad to worse
worse and worse
PARAG:Aggravation->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ so much the worse
so much the worse
=>!

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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